Crowdfunded shark research: Protect coastal shark migrations

marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksJuly 9, 2015 • 2~2 min read • 0

Bryan Keller just graduated with his M.Sc. from Coastal Carolina University. For his thesis, he investigated the effect of familiarity on the social preferences of lemon sharks while researching at the Bimini Biological Field Station. Bryan and his team showed that lemon sharks do indeed prefer familiar individuals. Imagine this: You have two classes of […]

Women who live every week like Shark Week

marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksJuly 8, 2015 • 1~2 min read • 0

Cynthia Wigren co-founded the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy and the Gills Club. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Management and a Masters in Business Administration. She is an avid traveller and a scuba diver with a deep appreciation for wildlife on land and sea. Her underwater experiences with whale sharks, great hammerheads, nurse sharks, […]

A Playlist for Shark Week

marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksJuly 7, 2015 • 2~2 min read • 0

Rachel Pendergrass is a writer, performer and science communicator in Atlanta, Georgia. She is the assistant director of the Dragon Con Science Track, a program contributor for the Atlanta Science Festival, and producer/host of a monthly science variety show called Solve for X. When she’s not sciencing, you can find her performing as a storyteller, […]

Ready, set, speak!  Tips for effectively communicating your science with public audiences

#SciCommMay 18, 2015 • 2~3 min read

About the author – Dr. Allison Coffin is Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at Washington State University Vancouver studying acoustic communication and hearing loss. Over the past 10 years she’s taught communication workshops to a variety of scientific and professional audiences and was the Audience Choice winner at the 2014 U.S. FameLab Finals, a science communication […]

Become a Citizen Scientist with SharkBase

marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksApril 13, 2015 • 2~2 min read

Dr. Ryan Kempster is a shark biologist in the Neuroecology Group at the University of Western Australia.  Ryan founded the shark conservation group Support Our Sharks to inform the world about the plight of the most vulnerable shark species. His research focuses on the sensory biology and conservation of sharks and rays.  Sharks have always been […]

Yoda, Yoga, and the Fish of Cannery Row

Blogging, Conservation, fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, ScienceApril 6, 2015 • 2~3 min read

Stacy Aguilera is an Abess Fellow at the University of Miami. Her dissertation research focuses on why certain small-scale fisheries in California are relatively successful, from a social and ecological perspective. Follow her on Twitter here! As my favorite little green guy once said, “Difficult to see. Always in motion is the future.” Yoda may […]

Fish at Night: Announcing a symposium focused on nocturnal fish

Blogging, marine science, Natural Science, ScienceApril 3, 2015 • 1~2 min read

Geoffrey Shideler is the Assistant Editor at Bulletin of Marine Science, an independent peer-reviewed journal at the Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami. Studying the ocean at night can be difficult. Yet this is precisely the time when many fish are most active. Scientists have found that many important […]

17 actually worthwhile things to know about mosquitoes

BloggingMarch 3, 2015 • 1~2 min read

Tanjim Hossain is an NSF graduate research fellow at the University of Miami. His research focuses on the intersection of microclimatology and mosquito vector ecology from an epidemiological perspective. Follow him on twitter here BuzzFeed: the epitome of unnecessary hyperbole and an amalgam of often unoriginal content. I’ve long been convinced that this website is […]

Set research free with IGoR!

Citizen Science, Natural Science, ScienceFebruary 26, 2015 • 2~2 min read

Dr. Mickey von Dassow is a biologist who studies how biomechanics affects development-environment interactions. He received his PhD in Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley, studying how fluid flow affects colonial marine animals. As a postdoc (U. of Pittsburgh), he studied the mechanics of tissue movements that shape amphibian embryos. Currently he is a guest research […]

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